Past Events


Join the Jewish response to the refugee crisis.



31 Jul

Pursuing Asylum Defensively: Preparing for your Individual Hearing Part I

HIAS and Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) are partnering to offer a training for pro bono attorneys who are representing forcibly separated families seeking asylum in the United States. This training will focus on preparing for your client’s individual hearing, and will cover motion practice in immigration court, best practices for drafting briefs, affidavits, and other supporting documents, and country conditions research.

27 Jul

Pursuing the Dream: Refugee & Migrant Film Festival
Join Mark Hetfield, President & CEO of HIAS, for a screening of the film New Homeland followed by a panel discussion moderated by the film's director.
26 Jul

American Jews, Asylum, and the Global Refugee Crisis
Over the last year, the number of refugees and displaced people across the world has grown to more than 70.8 million - more than at any time in history. Join Mark Hetfield, President and CEO of HIAS, to learn more about Jewish displacement in history and the current global refugee crisis.
22 Jul

Outfest Film Festival Presents: Unsettled
Join HIAS at the Outfest Film Festival for a special screening of the film Unsettled.
22 Jul

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Presents: Refugee Lullaby
Join HIAS at the 39th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival for a special screening of the film Refugee Lullaby.
17 Jul

HIAS-Freedom For Immigrants Letter Writing Program
Join HIAS for a monthly program offering compassion and solidarity to asylum seekers in detention through a formal letter writing program with individuals who have requested correspondence, helping them access hope and connection.
25 Jun

From Values to Action: Legal Volunteer Opportunities with HIAS
Please join HIAS and Temple Sinai to learn more about HIAS’ growing pro bono program; how we partner with pro bono attorneys and the broader Jewish community to better serve our clients; and how you can get involved.
24 Jun

Eight Nights: Staged Reading of a New Play by Jennifer Maisel to benefit HIAS
8 Nights of Eight Nights is a series of staged readings of Eight Nights, a new play by Jennifer Maisel, on 8 different nights in 8 different cities, to raise funds and awareness for HIAS in the wake of the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh, and to stand with all those who are persecuted on the basis of race or religion the world over.